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Post 177 holding essay and poster contests for kids

The McDonald-Linn VFW Post 177 in Chicago Ridge is holding a poster contest for youths in first through third grades, and an essay contest for youths in fourth through sixth grades.

The poster contest theme is “Thanking a Veteran.” Posters should be a maximum of 14 inches high by 22 inches wide and can be decorated with crayon, oil, markers or any other medium. Student’s name, school and grade must be posted on the back.

The essay contest theme is “Why we celebrate Veterans Day.” Essays should be a maximum of 200 words, typed or neatly handwritten. A cover sheet must include student’s name, school and grade.

Deadline for both contests is Nov. 12. For more information call Renee Murawski at (630) 452-9447.